Emergency services were this afternoon involved in a rescue operation in aid of a dog which had fallen from cliffs.

Drew Parkinson, the area commander for south Devon and south east Cornwall coastline for HM Coastguard, wrote on social media that Salcombe RNLI were assisting Prawle Point and Dartmouth Coastguard, who were utilising rope rescue equipment to rescue a dog which fell from cliffs near Start Point.

A spokesman for Salcombe RNLI said they launched the all-weather lifeboat just before 3pm to help search for the pet, but were stood down just before 5pm after the rescue operation was successfully completed, with the dog safe and well.